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(March 8, 2017)— Brian Halderman, LMSW, Director of the Center for Civic Engagement was recognized with the Social Worker of the Year Award, presented by the Alamo Area Branch of National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Texas. This prestigious award is given annually to an outstanding social worker who exemplifies the best of the profession’s core values through demonstrable contributions to society and those they serve.

“I am humbled by this recognition from my social work colleagues, and I am grateful to share in a profession that values the empowerment of the most vulnerable in our society,” said Halderman.

Halderman has demonstrated success through his leadership of the Center for Civic Engagement over the past two years, where he builds bridges between the university and the community. Under his leadership the Center has worked with faculty to designate and enhance service-learning course offerings, develop a community based work study program, and offer opportunities like the recent Civic Engagement Summit to share best practices. Most importantly, he remains a strong voice for community change through mutually beneficial university-community partnerships.

Beyond UTSA Halderman has been active with the peaceCENTER San Antonio assisting in a city-wide effort to recognize San Antonio as a compassionate and inclusive city. He also serves on the board of Pride Center San Antonio, a local LGBTQ resource center.

Halderman holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Dayton and a Master of Social Work degree from Washington University in St. Louis.

--Carolina Canizales


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